Five Best Practices for the Flipped Classroom. Ok, I'll be honest.
I get very nervous when I hear education reformists and politicians tout how "incredible" the flipped-classroom model, or how it will "solve" many of the problems of education. It doesn't solve anything. It is a great first step in reframing the role of the teacher in the classroom. It fosters the "guide on the side" mentality and role, rather than that of the "sage of the stage.
" It helps move a classroom culture towards student construction of knowledge rather than the teacher having to tell the knowledge to students. It also creates the opportunity for differentiated roles to meet the needs of students through a variety of instructional activities. 1) Need to Know How are you creating a need to know the content that is recorded? 2) Engaging Models One of the best way to create the "need to know" is to use a pedagogical model that demands this. Flipped Classroom.
How flipping works for you Save time; stop repeating yourself Record re-usable video lessons, so you don't have to do it again next year.
It's easy to make minor updates to perfect lessons over time once the initial recording is done. Let students take control of their learning Not all students learn at the same pace. Spend more time with students Build stronger student-teacher relationships, and promote higher level thinking. Other teachers are doing it, you can too Stacey Roshan found that the traditional classroom model wasn't cutting it for her AP students, so she flipped her class. Watch Stacey's Story Crystal Kirch started using videos as instructional tools in her class but soon realized the real value of flipping lectures was being able to spend more face-to-face time with students.
Read Crystal's Story Tools You Can Use. Flipped_Classroom_Webinar_-_Flash_(Medium)_-_20120 - TSCWebinars. Flipped classrooms give every student a chance to succeed. By Greg Green, Special to CNN Editor’s note: Greg Green is the principal at Clintondale High School in Clinton Township, Michigan.
I’m a principal at Clintondale High, a financially challenged school near Detroit. I’m in charge of doing my best to make sure that Clintondale students get the best education possible when they walk through our doors. There are constant hurdles to making this happen. We are a school of choice, so not all students come in with the same skill levels in reading, math, science or other subjects. Every year, our failure rates have been through the roof. It’s no surprise that these issues are happening in our schools. To watch this happen every day, where it is your responsibility to try to provide the very best you can for the students, is beyond frustrating. Our staff agreed that our failure rates were not good. How do you get your staff on board with change you want to implement, but no one else has ever tried it on a mass scale?
You flip it.